To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will list the private finance initiative and public private partnership projects her Department is undertaking; and what the status of each is.
The core Department is currently undertaking one PFI project to provide office facilities at Brooklands Avenue in Cambridge. This project is operational.
There are, however, a number of other PFI and PPP projects being undertaken by Defra's sponsored public bodies ie its Executive agencies, NDPBs, and public corporations. The details are listed as follows:
|Environment Agency||Broadland (Norfolk) Flood Defence Scheme||PFI||Operational|
|Environment Agency||Pevensey Bay Sea Defences||PFI||Operational|
|Countryside Agency||'SPIRIT IT' System||PFI||Operational|
|British Waterways||Pub Partnership—development and management of canal side pub estate||PPP||Partnership is operational|
|British Waterways||'Isis'—development of river and canal side property||PPP||Partnership is operational|
|British Waterways||Wood Wharf (London) redevelopment||PPP||Partnership is operational|
|British Waterways||Watergrid—water supply network||PPP||Partnership is dormant|
In addition, although they are not Defra projects, the Department also provides support in the form of PFI credits to allow local authorities to enter into PFI contracts to provide waste recycling and management facilities. Information about these local authority projects can be found on the database of approved projects on HM Treasury's website.